By George Overhill

23rd Sep, 2022 | 9:40pm

Everton midfielder Allan set for court ruling on £151K Napoli fine for 'mutiny'

Allan is due for a decision from a court in Naples over his refusal to pay a €170,000 fine stemming from his time at Napoli before moving to Everton.

The Brazilian midfielder was punished for his role in a supposed mutiny which occurred in 2019 during former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti’s time at the club, where players were ordered to a training camp after poor results.

Allan was a number of players who refused and were fined, which has caused the matter to drag on into his time at Goodison Park as a court previously found in favour of the club.

The 31-year-old has now challenged that ruling and Napoli legal representative Mattia Grassani has shared that a further sentence will now be expected in a matter of weeks.

Speaking to Italian media, as per Kiss Kiss Napoli, on Thursday (22 September) the lawyer said: “Allan? He is the one affected by the greater pecuniary sanction, 170 thousand euros, and he has challenged the arbitration award. 

“The sentence is expected in the coming weeks, we will give it when the decision of the Court of Naples has been notified.”

Hot water

Not only has this matter long since outlived Allan’s time as a Napoli player, or for that matter the manager and many of his teammates, but it might continue past his employment by Everton.

It is more bad news a for the player who could be set to leave soon after failing to see the field at all as yet under Frank Lampard this season, with strong reinforcements brought in to push him further down the pecking order.

Having arrived three summers ago to follow Ancelotti to the club he was a key member of the midfield even up until last season, but has seen his status dip dramatically.

In those circumstances the last thing he will be looking for is another finding against him in this long-running dispute with his former club.

Performing poorly on the pitch often leads to extra training sessions on days off for teams that have failed to meet expectations, but the demand to suddenly live at the training ground for an extended period as well is quite strong.

Farhad Moshiri gets a lot of stick, often well justified, but Toffees players will be glad he never felt like following in the De Laurentiis family’s footsteps in imposing such a measure.

But it looks like a blow to his bank balance may still be on the way for a player who needs a move to restart his career, with limited options now at Everton.